Southern rail workers set new strike date after talks collapse


    Specialists on Southern rail are to organize a new strike in the long-pursuing staffing debate the fall of talks.

    Individuals from the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union are to exit for 24 hours on 22 February, undermining new travel disturbance for Southern’s 300,000 travelers.

    The two sides met at the assuagement benefit Acas on Tuesday, however the line over the part of conductors stays gridlocked.

    Pioneers of the drivers’ union, Aslef, achieved an arrangement with Southern’s proprietor, Govia Thameslink Railway, prior this month in a different column over driver-just prepares, which its individuals have been voting on, with the outcome due on Thursday.

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    The arrangement was come to following 11 days of talks co-led by the TUC.

    Mick Cash, RMT general secretary, stated: “The wretched disappointment by Southern rail in yesterday’s discussions to consider the wellbeing issues important has abandoned us with no alternative yet to affirm additionally activity.

    “These question could have been settled if Southern had tuned in to our case and given the certification of a moment security basic individual from staff on their trains.

    “Rather they have moved the goalposts considerably further and have now made a ‘strike-breakers’ sanction’, where one of the various new conditions where trains can run driver-just is amid modern activity.”

    Money included: “The full detail of Southern’s arrangement is far more regrettable than anybody could have expected. This is critical news, not only for staff but rather for travelers, who appropriately request a protected, dependable and available administration.

    “It is currently down to Southern to confront up to their duties and take part in certifiable and genuine talks that address our issues.”